Onano Heirloom Lentil

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Onano lentils have been grown in the municipality of the same name and a very limited neighboring area for centuries; the legumes have been mentioned in documents dating back to 1561. The variety is large, round and flavourful, light brown in color with marbling ranging from lead gray to ash pink to green. Known as ‘the lentil of the popes,’ the variety grows well in the sandy volcanic soils around Onano. With an almost non-existent skin, the cooked lentils have a velvety, creamy consistency and aromas that recall hay and chamomile.

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